In Compromise, Israeli Soccer Players to Receive Work Permits to Play Shabbat Games

The move comes in response to a petition challenging Saturday matches and a court order requiring the attorney general to explain why he is not enforcing Sabbath rest labor laws in the sport.

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After the High Court of Justice issued an order Thursday giving Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit 90 days to explain why soccer games in the second-tier National League are held on Shabbat, the Israel...